Politics

Campaign group for the protection of human rights in Sierra Leone speaks out

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 25 December 2015 The Campaign for Human Rights and Development Sierra Leone (CHRDSL) is calling the attention of the government of Sierra Leone to the continued unlawful, arbitrary and unjustifiable detention of over 78 innocent citizens by law enforcement officers. CHRDSL is of the conviction that these [Read More]

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Sierra Leone opposition politician Alie Kabba is to be granted bail – but at what cost?

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 24 December 2015 After spending almost thirty-six hours behind bars on false arrest in Freetown as a prisoner of conscience, the authorities in Sierra Leone have decided to release Alie Kabba on bail. His release comes after a worldwide call by SLPP supporters and the Sierra Leone [Read More]

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Ebola may be gone but political repression is entrenched in Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 24 December 2015 Over a month ago, the World Health Organisation declared Sierra Leone free of the Ebola virus that had taken the lives of over 4,000 people and robbed millions of their dignity. Corruption and poor governance are the root causes of the spread of Ebola, [Read More]

Editorial

Sierra Leone government ministers abusing power for political and personal advantage

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 24 December 2015 As opposition political leader Alie Kabba spent last night behind bars in Freetown as a prisoner of conscience, the people of Sierra Leone on this Christmas Eve are pondering the thought of Sierra Leone once again becoming a repressive state, ruled by a dictator. [Read More]

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Sierra Leone opposition leader Alie Kabba arrested by the Koroma government

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 23 December 2015 One of Sierra Leone’s main opposition candidates for the presidency at the next presidential election in 2017 – Mr. Alie Kabba has today been arrested by police in Freetown, Sierra Leone. Alie Kabba is a popular politician who has in the past months been [Read More]

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Sierra Leone journalist Leigh arrested again by Koroma government 

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 19 December 2015 As the troubled people of constituency 025 in Kono cast their votes in today’s by-election, there are worrying reports from the district. The house of Sierra Leone opposition politician Philip Tondonneh, has been torched in Kono. According to unofficial reports, this took place after [Read More]

Politics

Did Sierra Leone vice president Foh’s hate speech spark violence in Kono?

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 18 December 2015 Tomorrow, Saturday, 19th December 2015, the people of constituency 025 in Sierra Leone’s eastern district of Kono will go to the polls, after last weekend’s political violence, provoked by selfish and thuggish politicians. The people of Sierra Leone are still trying to deal with [Read More]

Editorial

The tears of Fourah Bay College – The University of Sierra Leone – Part Two

Dr. Denis M Sandy Sierra Leone Telegraph: 16 December 2015 Let me now take the discussion to another level in this second part of ‘Tears of FBC’. Anyone doubting the power of a pen, especially in the discussion of a national issue, must have a rethink. This is because after [Read More]

Politics

Sierra Leone Supreme Court rules in favour of SLPP National Executive Council

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 15 December 2015 There was jubilation at the Supreme Court in Freetown today, 15th December 2015, in reaction to the Judges’ decision to throw out the action brought against the national executive council of the main opposition SLPP, by the renegade party leadership contestant – Alie Bangura. [Read More]